Incredible sailors, who loved to sail, loved to share their knowledge and were fun, smart, guys with stories, recommendations and lived their private slice of heaven on their boats. The dock overseer was 5 boats down, and one would think he had video cameras strategically placed throughout the marine. He always knew where, when, and who was on the dock. Our direct boat neighbors topped the list of “characters”. Darren, the owner of a 1980’s Chris Craft that had no working engine, plumbing, and was covered in a green sheath of moss. His 5 little braids reached his waist, and most men on the dock preferred to be shirtless. Oh, what a vision he was. At 50 something, he rode his bike to Venice every day and back, he was the no.1 “jump-boot” distributor in N. A. from his boat. He would sit in his boat day in and day out responding, processing orders and keeping the world fit. Did I mention that he had a microwave and Nutri-bullet, and that was his extent of his kitchen.